Events

Christmas Craft Fair

The annual Christmas Craft Fair at the Eric Liddell Centre offers a chance for the public to view and buy beautiful homemade craft items from local traders.

The cafe will also be open if you just want to come in from the cold and have a warm drink, bacon roll, soup or scone.

This is the perfect opportunity to find a gift for somebody over the festive period.

Children can decorate their own plate or mug with the Teapot Trust.

Entry £1 for adults, children free.

Wine Tasting Evening

Following a successful event last year, the Eric Liddell Centre is hosting a fundraising Wine Tasting evening on Friday 15th November.

Fine wines will be showcased by local merchant, David Henderson. Cheese and biscuits will also be served at the event which starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £15 per person and can be purchased or booked at reception. Visit the front desk, call 0131 447 4520 or email frontdesk@ericliddell.org to secure your ticket today.

November Lunchtime Concert

November’s Lunchtime Concert will see the return of Abby Hettrick to the Eric Liddell Centre as she performs a range of pieces from her vast repertoire on our Bechstein Grand Piano.

This takes place on Monday 4th November at the usual time of 12.30pm with the usual admission price of £6 per person (includes a soup and sandwich lunch)

Swap It! Book Swapping Evening

The Eric Liddell Centre is hosting a fundraising Bookswap evening on Thursday 24th October (7.30pm). Bookworms and book clubs are welcome to come along and bring books that they would like to swap in a fun evening here at the Centre.

Admission is £5 (includes a glass of prosecco) plus a donation for each book you wish to swap.

Lunchtime Concert – October

This month’s Lunchtime Concert will feature ELC cafe volunteer, Victoria Adams on our Bechstein Grand Piano with support from Chloe from Queen Margaret University on guitar. This concert will feature a varied selection of classical and folk music with a chance to sing along.

Admission to this event is £6 per person which includes a soup and sandwich lunch (due to anticipated demand, this will only be available for the first 22 people – please book in advance at frontdesk@ericliddell.org if you want to reserve a place). Alternatively, admission is £3 per person without lunch.

Lunchtime Concert – Doyenne Duo

The Eric Liddell Centre is delighted to welcome an internationally renowned pair of artists for a special Lunchtime Concert on Friday 13th September. Admission will be free, however donations are encouraged.

Exceptional in their own right, flautist Pamela Vliek Martchev and pianist Toni James, are magical as Doyenne Duo. Pamela Martchev has performed under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit and Esa-Pekka Salonen, among others, with the LA Times writing “you could almost feel her breath transformed into music”. Toni James has been described in the Boston Musical Intelligencer as “poised to join the ranks of the finest” of her generation and has won “Recording of the Year” in Fanfare Magazine and MusicWeb International.

Natives of Long Island New York and Paisley Scotland respectively, they met on the faculty of the School of Music and Dance at San Diego State University, giving their recital debut at the San Diego Winds’ annual San Diego Summer Music Institute in 2018. Their growing profile, has seen them perform throughout the Southern California region and this month they are on tour in Scotland.

September Lunchtime Concert

September’s edition of the Eric Liddell Centre’s Lunchtime Concert Series will feature Moira Hepburn who will play a medley of well known songs on our Bechstein Grand Piano.

This takes place on Monday 2nd September at the usual time of 12.30pm and entry costs £6 per person (includes a soup and sandwich lunch).

How to Age Joyfully – A Discussion with Maggy Pigott

The Eric Liddell Centre is hosting an event featuring the author, Maggy Pigott on Monday 26th August.

Maggy, author of How to Age Joyfully, will be discussing her eight steps to living a happier, healthier, more fulfilled life and offering practical tips on how to achieve it.

This will be followed by a Q&A session and an opportunity to purchase a copy of How to Age Joyfully at a discounted price. This event begins at 3pm and is free to attend.

Andiamo Fashion Show

Just as New York Fashion Week is in full swing, on the 12th September, the Eric Liddell Centre is holding another fashion show at George Watson’s College.

The Centre is collaborating with local women’s fashion boutique, Andiamo, who will be previewing their latest collection at the school with the event starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets, which are available at the Eric Liddell Centre and Andiamo’s store cost £15 each and includes a glass of prosecco.